Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Summer all Wrapped up!

I keep getting asked if I have stopped blogging and the answer is no-for the most part. I am just lazy and then overwhelmed at all the things that I haven't blogged yet about, so this will be summer in a nutshell:

After Lake Powell we headed to Vegas for our annual 4th of July get together. It was a lot of fun (as usual). We swam at Aunt Sue and Uncle Jim's pool, ate yummy food, hung out with the family (some new I might add-the Jacob's family-love them!), and then ended the night with an awesome firework show!

Firework show

Mommy and Evan-he loves to hold my hair!

Dalton, Ethan and Evan

Most of the Jacob's family-Cody, Dalton and Deonna. Where is Brittany?

Samson family with great-grandpa Perry

The boys and I spent a good portion of the summer in Vegas so that I could finally finish up my Master's Degree. I defended my thesis July 24th, so Scott of course was up with us that weekend. We decided it would be fun to go to the Bellagio and check out the garden! (Master's degree update: after defending and passing my defense, I thought the hard part of finishing my degree was over...boy was I wrong. It has been nightmare trying to format my paper perfectly and have the right paperwork to the right people...but I received an email earlier this week that my thesis is finally good to go!! So I think that means I am done! It has been a long process but I am so greatful for the "gentle" nudges of my very supportive family over the years! It has paid off!)

Garden's at the Bellagio

The family at the gardens!

Grandma Perry and Dallin trying to catch the water!

Scott and Evan at the gardens

A salmander (I think) that the boys and daddy caught in my mom's backyard.

Besides all the running (or in the case of the boys mom dragging them) around, we did manage to be at home and play a bit. Here are my super heroes-Batman and Robin! The boys also went to the super dentist-which they love! Dallin was also enrolled in a fingerpainting class this summer, so we just let Evan join in with him. They had a good time fingerpainting and then playing in the park afterwards!

Super Heroes from behind! So sweet-Dallin teaching Evan the ways of the super hero!

Robin (aka Evan) and Batman (aka-Dallin)

Upclose of Robin/Evan

Upclose of Batman/Dallin with his gadgets!

Dallin in the dentist chair!

Evan waiting for his turn in the dentist chair. Notice he is sitting in a stump-so cute.

Dallin painting

Dallin painting again!

Evan showing off his skills!

Daddy and the boys at the park-check out Dallin surfin'


Melissa said...

cute pictures ! but uh...when did your boys get so big ?!!

katie said...

Wow, April you are so awesome! congrats on everything! Im praying that BYU gets a bowl game in SD so we can come see you guys.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on getting your master's degree. I didn't know you were doing that. What an awesome accomplishment.

AJsGirls said...

Keep on catching up! The boys are so handsome and so BIG!

The Anglesey Family said...

I cannot believe how much Evan looks like you! I love it!!! He totally has your eyes.

Mom/Grandma Perry said...

Glad to see you've posted some more. I always enjoy reading your blog. See you in a few days. Yippee!!!

Mila Wijaya said...

Looks like you had lots of fun there. Love your shirtless batman, he's waaayy too cute!!